North West Pennsylvania - Large Groups; Reunions; Weddings; Music Events
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
A delightful and authentic visit to the Pennsylvania Wilds! The secluded large rustic lodge consists of two side by side wings (buildings) connected by a deck walkway. Each wing has three levels. There are 28 rooms in all, each having lovely views of the surrounding forest. Multiple living room areas accommodate comfortable reading and relaxation spaces as well as venues for crafts, cards, board games and group exchanges. Libraries invite browsing. Expansive decks at the second level of each wing encourage similar activities outside.
There is a fully-equipped large kitchen with an adjacent large dining area; a kitchenette is also available for additional food preparation. Many cooks can comfortably work together without concern for “spoiling the broth.” (Guests are, of course, responsible for their own food. Recommendations for catering services and local restaurants will be available. (It should be noted, however, that restaurants and grocery stores are at least nine miles away.)
Although the lodge is rustic it is well-appointed with comfort features such as hot water baseboard heat fueled by natural gas from wells on the property. Some floors are oak hardwood; others are carpeted. Creative touches introduced by the owner-builder throughout the buildings surprise and delight guests.
A large barn (unheated) is available for indoor activities such as weddings, active game playing, dancing, dramatic performances, presentations to groups, yoga, tai chi, or whatever activity requires a large open space. The barn, like the lodge, has large decks for enjoying the woodland landscape.
There is a pond on the property and trails for walking through the 150 acres of fields and forests. Guests particularly enjoy the photographic opportunities and nature study. Outdoor activities are available including campfires and games such as croquet and volleyball.
The setting is suitable for gatherings, parties, retreats, reunions, weddings, workshops, receptions, and all kinds of music and social events. There is plenty of parking space for large events.
Keywords: Lodge Retreat
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Member since: 2010
- 10000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45, Beds for 40-45
- In addition to bedrooms, there are some futons and sleep sofas.
Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 30 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Security System
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial Day to Labor Day
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 9%
$500 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $30.00 per person per night. Ask about discounts for very large groups.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day; $600 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $40.00 per person per night.
$300 damage deposit will be returned to you after the lodge is looked over for any damage, including, but is not limited to, smoke of any kind.
A $500 or $600 fee, depending on what dates are used, will be charged for barn rental for weddings.
Please pay 30 days prior to you stay. Make checks payable to Firth Maple Products, 22418 Firth Road, Spartansburg, PA 16434.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed. Among the favorite aspects of a stay are rest and relaxation; campfires, trail walking, bird watching, nature study, ponds, games (indoors and out), large libraries. The diversity of alcoves, living room spaces, and work areas facilitate both quiet contemplation and social interchanges. The location, although remote and secluded, allows forays for various adventures within easy driving distance. Visitors enjoy the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake, Presque Isle at Lake Erie, Drake Well and Oil Museum, Scenic railway, hunting and fishing, biking, local fairs and festivals, Audubon Center, horseback riding, antique shops, auctions, Amish shops.
Other Activities: On site: Horseshoes, volleyball, table tennis, campfires, large libraries
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: I am the on-site manager. I live at the lodge. It is a wonderful place to wake up every day. All the views are amazing and it is so quite and peaceful. I do a lot of kayaking in the summer, so I am not around the lodge much when I have guests. I enjoy meeting new people each week. My family owns a few business. We make maple syrup and have a sawmill, which is where I work. I sell our maple syrup at the lodge. It's delicious! I also enjoy snowmobiling, so I love Northwest Pennsylvania winters. Yes, I am that one person that loves all the snow.
Why the Owner Chose Grand Valley, PA, USA:
We are very interested in sustainable forestry and maintaining wooded properties in our area as “working forests”. We have tried to exemplify this type of forest management through very careful and conservative logging practices along with the production of maple syrup on several properties. This resulted in us being named PA Tree Farmer of the Year in 2013. We love the Lodge, and want people to see how beautiful the forest is.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed.
- Primary: +1 814-436-7798
South View of Lodge
Sitting Room, West Wing
Sitting area East Wing
Ping pong table
East view of the lodge
Barn ready for wedding
West Wing Living Room
Kids TV room
Stage. Good for weddings!
No A/C, but we have fans in both buildings for ventilation
All showers look alike
Wedding in Barn
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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